dull

Definitions


[dʌl], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- lacking interest or excitement
(e.g: your diet doesn't have to be dull and boring)

- lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
(e.g: his face glowed in the dull lamplight)

- (of a person) slow to understand; stupid
(e.g: the voice of a teacher talking to a rather dull child)


Phrases:
- as dull as dishwater
- dull the edge of

Origin:
Old English dol ‘stupid’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dol ‘crazy’ and German toll ‘mad, fantastic, wonderful’


[dʌl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- make or become dull or less intense
(e.g: time dulls the memory)


Phrases:
- as dull as dishwater
- dull the edge of

Origin:




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